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  • 12 September 2019

    Join us to celebrate the long partnership of Krakow and Edinburgh, with a weekend full of activities for all ages.

    Friday, 20 September, 7pm, St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh


    Cracow Guitar Quartet – Concert opening ‘Experience Kraków Festival’





    M. Praetorius - Terpsichore: Bransle de la Royne, Ballet, Courante, La Rosette

    Edvard Grieg – II Suite Peer Gynt Op. 55: Solveig's Song

    Paulo Bellinati - Baiao de Gude

    Leo Brouwer – Cuban Landscape with Rain

    Modest Musorgski – Night on Bald Mountain

    Celso Machado - Brazilian Dances: Catira, Ciranda, Frevo


    Cracow Guitar Quartet was founded in 2006 and consists of artists connected with Cracow: Milosz Maczynski, Joanna Baran-Nosiadek, Lukasz Dobrowolski and Mateusz Puter. The ensemble has been involved in implementing music projects both in Poland and abroad and has been performing at the most prestigious guitar music festivals.

    The quartet has been conducting master classes for young virtuosos of classical guitar and recording for Polish Radio and TV.


    Book you free tickets here:



    Saturday, 21 September, 10:00am - 4.00pm, West Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh 


    #KrakowExperience – Family Picnic


    Experience the bobbin lace and meet master bobbin lacemakers: Jadwiga Węgorek and Beata Jarema. It is one of the oldest and most elaborate methods of making lace by weaving threads held on wooden bobbins. Bobbin lacemaking has been inscribed in Poland on the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.


    Design and make your own shopping bag together with the Living Museum of Obwarzanek and discover the history and tradition of baking the obwarzanek – the tastiest symbol of Krakow!


    Taste Kraków – the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture 2019 and try the CRACOVIAN – the Edinburgh obwarzanek.


    Join Marcin Surma and Artur Wabik at a cartoon workshop and create a cartoon I am the city. Krakow and Edinburgh. For children over 10, 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (in Polish) and 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m (in English).

    Reserve your place:


    Learn more about the book “Wawel Dragon: The Old Polish Legend” by Justyna Majewska.


    What happens on STAGE #KrakówExperience


    10.00 a.m. START!

    10.10 a.m. 1.00 p.m. 3.15 p.m. In the Polish Manor House – Cracovia Danza Court Ballet

    10.30 a.m. Krakow and Edinburgh – history of partnership

    10.45 a.m. Scottish tartan for Krakow - tartan presentation by Alex Imrie

    11.00 a.m. 12.15 p.m. 1.30 p.m. 2.30 p.m. 3.00 p.m. Legends and stories about Krakow plus...

    competitions and prizes!

    11.15 a.m. Wawel Dragon – a performance by The Mirror of Stage Polish Theatre in Edinburgh

    12.30 p.m. SURPRISE – a special gift from Krakow for Edinburgh

    12.40 p.m. 2.00 p.m. Stories of the Krakow Obwarzanek – Living Museum of Obwarzanek

    1.45 p.m. Lajkonik Dance by ”Ojczyzna” Polish dance ensemble in Edinburgh

    2.15 p.m. About the partnership of Edinburgh and Krakow - Izabella Brodzińska, Chairperson

    of the Scottish-Polish Cultural Association

    2.45 p.m. Learn to dance the Krakoviak - Cracovia Danza Court Ballet

    3.30 p.m. History of the Edinburgh obwarzanek and presentation of the European Capital

    of Gastronomic Culture – Kraków 2019

    3.45 p.m. TIME TO SAY GOODBYE



    Full programme of the festival is available HERE.


    Source: SPCA


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